Eye Makeup

Test Driving Sephora's New Eyeliner Stickers

Taking the guesswork out of the perfect cat eye

 Sephora Collection Deco Daze Glitter Eyeliner Appliques in Amethyst, Gold Karat and Sterling Silver.

The perfect cat eye: It’s like a golden beacon that we all strive for but can rarely attain. Perfect symmetry, an unwavering line and equal thickness on both eyes can all prove to be a challenge. If you lack a steady hand, you’re basically screwed. Until now, that is.

Sephora’s new batch of stick-on eyeliners seeks to conquer your liner woes once and for all. They’re perfectly shaped, saturated with colour, and are applied in the exact same way as a strip of false eyelashes—except easier. Plus, no eyeshadow is necessary—the graphic liner does all the talking. The collection has three new glittery options for the holidays, plus a velvety black applique if you prefer subtlety.

The only downside: If your eyes are easily irritated, the glue may leave you feeling red-eyed and weepy. Not a good look.

Directions: 

1. Apply the liner to your lid, starting at the centre of the stick-on, and pat towards the edges.

2. Once you are happy with the placement, gently lift the outer corner and apply a small amount of glue (included in package) to the underside of the sticker.

3. Hold in place until dry, then work your way over the entire underside of the sticker, holding in place to dry as you go. Repeat for other eye.

4. Apply a liberal dose of mascara.

FLARE pick: Sephora Collection Deco Daze Glitter Eyeliner Appliques in Amethyst, $10, sephora.com.